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Saving Levi: Left to Die…Destined to Live: A Book Review

Saving Levi: Left to Die…Destined to Live: A Book Review

“God, if this is all there is to life, then this is boring and it stinks,” (pg. 17). Embarrasingly, this sentence has been the discontented battle cry of my heart for the past 7ish years ever since I heard Lisa Misraje Bentley speak this exact sentence on Family Life Today. Hers is the story of a comfortable life, lawyer husband, four healthy kids living in Seattle, WA., wondering if life would always be so predictable.  This book, Saving Levi, is the…

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JESSICA’S JOURNEY: An Audiobook Review for Kids

JESSICA’S JOURNEY: An Audiobook Review for Kids

Looking down the barrel of a 20+ hour road trip with my kids by myself has me scouring the internet and garage sales for van worthy entertainment.  I give this story 4 1/2 out of 5 sippie cups as it held the attention of my three older children as well as provided great fodder for meaningful conversation following its conclusion.  I took 1/2 of a sippie cup away from its rating because nothing is ever perfect.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother: A Book Review

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother: A Book Review

  “This is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs….This was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones….”  These are the words Amy Chua uses to describe the content of her latest book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

Will You EVER Produce?

Will You EVER Produce?

So, we have chickens. Today, as I was raking out the rank, toot infested straw from their coop I wondered, “Will you EVER produce an egg?” Am I just going to keep feeding you, watering you, and providing protection from the bears only to have you can drop more excrement on the driveway and in the kids’ sand pit all the while not giving even a morsel back to the family save the glimpses of entertainment you provide when the…

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